Rob Ford dead

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  1. P-B

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    Natural causes, surprisingly

    TORONTO -- Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, whose scandal-plagued time in office made him an international celebrity, has died.

    The family has confimed that the 46-year-old succumbed to cancer today -- 18 months after doctors discovered a softball-sized malignant tumour in his abdomen.

    The diagnosis in September 2014 came less than a year after Ford confessed to smoking crack while in one of his "drunken stupors."

    The illness forced him to withdraw from his bid for re-election as mayor and he ran instead for a seat on city council, winning in a landslide despite his notoriety.

    Ford's term as mayor featured a series of headline-grabbing antics, including slurs against minorities, lewd remarks about his sex life and his admission of serious crack cocaine and alcohol abuse.

    He nonetheless was continually admired by his supporters for his everyman persona, his consistent opposition to "downtown elites" and his emphasis on derailing the "gravy train" at city hall.
     
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    wow, Naz is going to take this really hard. :rip:
     
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    Ferris Bueller floating around

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    Surprised he lasted this long, also surprised this wasn't a suicide or overdose or combination of the two.

    RIP funny man.
     
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    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    A true man of the people. :rip:

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    Ford, Robert. :bigcry:
     
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    He died doing something he loved. Being pumped full of drugs.
     
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    let's not make a mockery of this, guys
     
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    Chris Farley, John Candy, Rob Ford.
     
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    Belushi just missed the cut.
     
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    good night Rob.
     
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    Hope they play YYZ at his funeral.
     
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    He died doing what he loved.
     
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    Lever in 2018
     
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    baltimore mike Shitty Bar Thread Creator

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    chris farley should play him in the movie
     
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    condolences
     
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    you gotta get a toe-selfie next to his casket
     
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